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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Paris.

Sculptor (bronze). Figures. Statuettes.

Symbolism.

Alvarez is a self-taught artist. He began by sculpting steel. He lives and works in Paris and set up an experimental foundry in Touraine. His figures of men and women are pure and round. He exhibited collectively in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Symbolism.

Jean Anguera is the grandson of the sculptor Pablo Gargallo. He graduated in architecture in 1978 (UP2) in Paris. He also attended lectures by César Baldaccini at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1981, naturalised French.

Born 30 January 1955, in Los Angeles, of Armenian parentage.

Painter.

Symbolism.

Arès Antoyan is the son of the painter Kero Antoyan. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Foremost a painter of women, Antoyan chooses sex symbols as his models. In a sensual, dreamlike context that mirrors life and death, he dresses, or rather undresses, them and depicts them scantily clad and striking poses designed to stimulate a reaction in the viewer. In ...

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Chilean, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1946, in Chile.

Painter.

Symbolism.

In Paris in the 1980s, Ximena Armas took part in the Salon des Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui. In 2003 she exhibited her work at a solo exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould in Courbevoie....

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Georgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Born 1952.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Symbolism.

Nodar Badurachvili graduated from the school of fine arts in Tbilisi with first class honours. He is a member of the union of Soviet artists. His paintings originate from everyday life, everyday subjects, whether they are of symbolic origin ( ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Angers.

Painter. Figure compositions, figures. Murals.

Symbolism.

Becker is also an architect. He has exhibited since 1971, notably: 1985, Galerie La Timbale, Lyons; 1986, Galerie Sylvestre, Avignon; 1987, Galerie Shifflett, Los Angeles.

Paris, 10 July 1991: The Storm...

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Arezzo.

Painter.

Pier Luigi Bellacci trained at the art college and then at the fine arts school in Rome. His early work was representational with strong hints of symbolism; then it developed towards a new system of connecting the figurative and abstract, the 'sculpted pictures'. In the late 1970s he began exhibiting in Paris, Milan and Athens, and showed work at fairs in Bologna and Milan (Flora gallery ...

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French, 20th – 21st century.

Born 3 January 1948, in Clécy (Calvados).

Painter.

Symbolism.

Self-taught, Ange Bertalan started painting at the age of 15, and went on to study at the Académie Julian in Paris.

2006, Rétrospective d'Ange 3D, X and Co., Paris

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1956, in Paris.

Painter. Scenes with figures, seascapes.

Symbolism.

Béatrice Boissegur trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Caen. Her scenes with solitary figures, bordering on the fantastic, are imbued with quiet symbolism. Her compositions, meticulously drawn, are executed in a colourful and contrasting palette....

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Kitega, Burundi.

Painter, pastellist. Figures, nudes, scenes with figures, animals.

Symbolism.

Hendrik van den Bossche trained at the academies in Berchem and Antwerp, and the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, where he was appointed to teach drawing. Aiming at symbolism, he sometimes contrasts real and abstract in his compositions....